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Book Reviews

Book Review: Power of Love (Book B!tches, #1) by Anne Conley

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Like other books I’ve read by Conley, I was thoroughly entertained by Power of Love. Certain consistencies with her writing style that I’ve grown fond of were all present in this book, only increasing my appreciation for her work.

One thing Conley always does is provide a clear story arc. Girl meets boy (or vice versa), sparks fly, and drama ensues. But it’s not annoying, unbelievable drama. It’s just your everyday drama that people deal with all the time when it comes to love and relationships. Her characters are normal, everyday people too. They have believable flaws and always remind me of people I know in real life. As with other Conley couples, I found myself really pulling for Vanessa and Linc.

Another consistency of Conley’s is that no matter how serious things get in her stories, there’s always a bit of humor. It might be the result of a quirky character or the banter between certain characters, but there’s always something that tickles my funny bone. In this story, I got such a kick out of the Book B!tches in the book club!

I mentioned believability earlier, so I should note that this particular series has a paranormal slant. Some may believe the spirit-related things that happen in this book are possible while others won’t. I personally don’t know what I believe when it comes to paranormal activity. At any rate, I found the spirit activity in this book to be intriguing, and I look forward to seeing what comes of it.

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Craze (Pierce Securities Book 1) by Anne Conley

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Craze is the third Anne Conley book I’ve read, and I think it’s safe to say I’m a fan. While The Fixer Upper, Craze, and Wire are all heavy on the romance, fans of other genres (suspense, humor, general women’s fiction) are likely to be satisfied too.

When Krista catches her boss in a compromising position, her world is turned upside down. To make matters worse, her boss has a powerful accomplice who will stop at nothing to make sure Krista tells no one what she witnessed. Knowing that her safety is on the line, she flees and does her best to disappear. But her plans are thwarted when her boss hires Pierce Securities to track her down. Enter Coast Guard veteran Ryan, the muscle behind Pierce, who’s tasked with finding her. And that’s where the romance comes into play.

I really enjoyed the shift that occurs when Ryan goes from tracking Krista to protecting her. And I liked all the details related to how the Pierce boys all have their roles to play in figuring out exactly what the boss is involved in.

Conley’s writing style is smooth and easy, yielding a quick, enjoyable read. The characters are well drawn, and she really had me pulling for the H and h. But at the same time, she had my stomach in knots over what the bad guys had done and their individual plans for Krista.

If you’re looking for a solid series of books that can be read as standalones, I highly recommend Conley’s Pierce Securities boys. Starting with Craze!

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Book Reviews

Book Review: Wire (Pierce Securities #2) by Anne Conley

After reading and loving Anne Conley’s The Fixer Upper, I jumped at the chance to receive an ARC of Wire.

What surprised me most about Wire is how different it is from The Fixer Upper, which I would label as a dramatic romance with touches of humor (basically chick lit). Wire, on the other hand, is a unique blend of various genres including romance, humor, mystery and suspense, as well as insight in to the world of online gaming. In fact, there were times when I was so caught up in the mystery and suspense that I completely forgot about the romance. What a cool book!

Not only is the storyline in this book unique and engaging, but so are the characters. I’m amazed by all the details Conley provides about her MCs, making them both complex and memorable. She also has a knack for creating smart, free-flowing dialogue with punches of wit.

As for the romance aspect of the book, let’s just say lovers of the genre will not be disappointed. From chapter one, Conley never lets us forget how hot the MCs (Evan and Paige) are for each other, especially during the blush-worthy intimate scenes. Wow.

Anne Conley is a must-read author. I will definitely be reading Craze (Pierce Securities Book 1) along with any other books she adds to the series.


I usually provide a brief summary in lieu of a book’s description, but there was just so much going on in this one (albeit in an easy-to-follow manner), that I think the official description would be better:

Evan Rocco has been a hero to Paige Lawson for as long as she could remember. So when she runs into him in a bar after a major professional coup, she’s feeling celebratory and reckless. But it can’t go anywhere, because after all, he’s Evan Rocco. When she finds her gaming company in trouble, there’s only one man she can turn to.

Evan can’t get the woman who disappeared after their one-night-stand six months ago out of his head. He’d honestly thought there was more between them besides just sex—a connection he’d never felt before. When PSL, his favorite game software company is the victim of sabotage, he jumps at the chance to help them solve the mystery behind The Crimson Lady, the fan-made character who’s taking credit for murder. Maybe it will get his mind off the woman of his dreams.

When he realizes who the CEO of PSL actually is, he has to get over his own issues or else he’ll put the one woman in danger he never wanted to hurt.

This is book two in the Pierce Securities series, a stand-alone story. The first book, while not necessary to read, is Craze.

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Book Reviews

Book Review: The Fixer Upper by Anne Conley

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The premise of The Fixer Upper is unique. James, a well-known playboy/chef, is hired to host a new dating show (The Fixer Upper) and must “fix” people to make them more dateable. While filming the show, an unexpected romance blossoms between James and a participant on the show, Margaret, even though the two seem to be polar opposites.

From his first line, I knew I was going to like James. Sure, he’s a bit arrogant, but his arrogance wasn’t off-putting to me for some reason. Maybe it’s because Conley did a great job of slowly revealing bits of his personality, gradually helping me to see his caring, less arrogant side. I also really liked Margaret, even though there were a few times when I felt that her hesitance to say what she’s feeling and thinking are uncharacteristic of such a strong, independent woman.

I loved that this book was funny and light at times but also serious and a bit sad during certain scenes. Why is there such a range? Because the characters and their lives are realistically flawed. And despite the way James and Margaret meet, I found their romantic journey to be completely believable.

This is the first book I’ve read by Anne Conley, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it. Her writing is seamless. Chapters flowed nicely from one to the next, and there wasn’t a typo to be found.

If you enjoy contemporary romance novels with a good blend of humor, real life issues and tastefully written hot-n-heavy scenes, then you’re likely to enjoy this one.

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